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Treat Dad this Father’s Day

Treat Dad this Father’s Day

Make Dad feel extra special this year for Father’s Day. Bond doing an outdoor adventure, taking a brew tour or surprise them with a gift you know they’ll love. Keep reading to see what experiences and gifts can be found in the Elgin area that are perfect to give Dad this Father’s Day.

Experiences

Go Brew Hopping

Enjoy a spur of the moment brew hop by visiting some Dundee businesses. Get dropped off to start at Bandito Barney’s Beach Club, then walk over to Black and Gray Brewing and finish by walking over to Emmett’s Brewing Co. And if you want to take a break before going to Emmett’s, we highly recommend the Underground Retrocade across the street before finishing the hop and catching a rideshare back home.

Take Dad Golfing

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The Highlands of Elgin

There are many golf courses in the Elgin area, there are 2 however, that have won awards which are The Highlands of Elgin and Bowes Creek Country Club.
See the full list of Elgin area golf courses here→

Explore the Fox River

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Photo by Instagram user @midwest_matt87

Outdoorsy Dads would get a kick out of trekking the Fox River Trails. Whether it be by bike or kayak, businesses like Main Street Bicycles and Kayak Mayak make getting rentals a breeze so you can focus on exploring together. Or grab the fishing poles and enjoy one of the many fishing spots along the river.

Rent a Private Pod at Plank Road Tap Room

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Enjoy one of the largest beer gardens in the Chicagoland area from a private lounge pod! With many benefits and a full event schedule at the tap room, this would make a great one-of-a-kind experience to share with dad.
Learn more about the lounge pod rental→

Do an Escape Room

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Dads who enjoy adventure or a good puzzle would certainly get a kick out of an escape room. With a variety of difficulties, you can challenge even the savviest of Dads. Check out Escapade360 or PANIC Escape to reserve a room time.

Visit a Shooting Range

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If going shooting is one of Dad’s favorite pastimes, head over to Gat Guns or the Fox Valley Shooting Range for an afternoon at the range or to pick up a gift card for Dad to use whenever.

Take Dad Bowling

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Bowling is a fun activity for Dad’s who enjoy light sports, plus it’s a great activity to enjoy while spending quality time together. In Elgin there’s Elgin Lanes and in Bartlett you can visit the newly opened Midway Landing Bowling Alley.

Father’s Day Events

Father’s Day Weekend Outdoor Bash

June 18th & 19th

We are kicking off our first ever joint festival with our neighbors, Cruisin’! So excited for this and we’ll be rocking outside all weekend.

Liam Nugent Country Live at Old Republic

June 20th

This free concerts features Liam Nugent, a Wisconsin based performer ranked one of the best one-man country band in the nation.

Motor Mondays

June 21st

Come to East Dundee’s Family-Friendly Cruise Night! Open to all makes and models of cars and trucks. Perfect for the car loving Dad.

Gift Ideas